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Behind the Desk

The Building II Athletic Club

Name: Mark Bennett

Address: 1000 Howard Ave., Altoona;

Telephone: 814-946-8014

Position: Manager

Years with company: 33

Family: Wife, Amy; sons, Ian and Matthew

What products or services does your company provide? We are a full-service health club specializing in an expansive weight room and equipment circuit. Basketball leagues, practices, group rentals and party rentals are also held here.

Who are your customers? Our customers range from 13 years old to our oldest client, who is 88.

What is your business day like? Get up before dawn and start my day opening the gym for our early risers.

What is the best business advice you have received? You can’t make everyone like you, but you can treat everyone with respect.

What is the most important thing you’ve learned on the job? How to manage my time effectively.

What does the future hold? Continuing to provide a place for the community to enjoy for years to come.

What have you read lately that has influenced your business life? Intramural Recreational Programming and Administration.

To be featured in the Mirror’s free Behind the Desk series contact Walt Frank at 814-946-7467 or wfrank@altoonamirror.com

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